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This was 2012

December 31, 2012
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2 out 5. Two years into a 5 year project. And things have progressed nicely. The kitchen, the balcony on the second floor, and the two tower rooms are ready. The heating and lighting is mostly complete. If I can stick to the5 year plan then I should maybe consider a career as planner in some communist state.

Most of hours (or days to be precise) went into attaching the ceiling panels in the open-space living room. I estimate that I shot some 5000 nails or more with the pneumatic gun into the ceiling.

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I drafted the task list for 2012 on January 1st as such:

Install ventilation pipes and outlets 2.0
Build ceiling structure in tower rooms 1.0
Blow insulation wool in roof 2.0
Pull cabling second floor aula 1.0
Install floor heating in aula 1.0
Attach floor boards in first floor 1.0
Install floor heating in hallway 0.5
Lay floortiles in hallway 2.0
Pull electricity cables for staircase 0.5
Help installation of stairs 1.0
Install electricity cables and lamp in living room 0.5
Attach ceiling panels in kitchen/dining room 1.0
Pull electricity cables in kitchen 0.5
Insert insulation behind kitchen 0.5
Attach wood panels in kitchen 0.5
Pull electricity cables in kids room 0.5
Install floor heating in kids room floor 0.5
Install floorboards in kids room 1.0
Paint kids room walls 0.5
Attach lists (floor, window) in kids room 1.0
Attach ceiling panels in kids room 1.0
Adjust doorframe in kids room 0.5
Build additional pillars for terrace 1.0
Build terrace framework 2.0
Attach terrace boards 4.0
Paint ceiling boards under covered terrace 3.0
Paint covering boards around roof 1.0
Build triangle for kitchen fan 1.0
Assemble kitchen 1.0
Attach kitchen cabinets 2.0
Set up electric appliances 1.0
TOTAL 36.00

Pretty everything on the lists is done and a little bit more such as building the ventilation room on the second floor. Where I’m lacking a bit precision is the estimated amount of days. While the total of work days is about 37 days I did need more time because I did not build the terrace towards the lake myself. The way I spent my time was like more like this:

TASK Estimated work effort [days] Actual
Install ventilation pipes and outlets 2.0 1.5
Build ceiling structure in tower rooms 1.0 2
Blow insulation wool in roof 2.0 2
Install floor heating in hallway 0.5 1
Lay floortiles in hallway 2.0 2
Pull electricity cables for staircase 0.5 0.5
Help installation of stairs 0.5 0.5
Insulate and panel wall hallway and bathroom 1.0 1
Paint hallway 0.5 0.5
Attach lists in hallway 0.5 0.25
Install electricity cables and lamp in living room 0.5 0.25
Cover livingroom wall to bathroom 1.0 0.5
Attach ceiling panels in living room 4.0 4.25
Attach ceiling panels in kitchen/dining room 1.0 1
Attach lists in balcony 0.5 0.5
Pull electricity cables in kitchen 0.5 0.25
Insert insulation behind kitchen 0.5 0.5
Attach wood panels in kitchen 0.5 0.5
Pull electricity cables in tower 1 room 0.5 0.5
Install floor heating in tower 1 room 0.5 0.5
Install floor heating in tower 2 room 0.5 0.5
Install floorboards in tower 1 room 1.0 0.75
Install floorboards in tower 2 room 1.0 0.5
Paint tower 1 room walls 0.5 0.5
Paint tower 2 room walls 0.5 0.5
Attach lists (floor, window) in tower 1 room 1.0 1
Attach ceiling panels intower 1 room 1.0 0.75
Attach ceiling panels in tower 2 room 1.0 1
Adjust doorframe in kids room 0.5 0.25
Pull cabling second floor aula 0.5 0.5
Build construction for lower ceiling in bathroom 0.5 0.5
Install floorboards in aula 1.0 1
Build wall for storage room in aula 1.0 1
Build terrace framework 2.0 0
Attach terrace boards 4.0 0
Paint boards under Teo’s tower 1.0 0.75
Paint covering boards around roof 1.0 2
Build triangle for kitchen fan 1.0 0.5
Assemble kitchen 1.0 1
Attach kitchen cabinets 2.0 3
Set up electric appliances 1.0 1
TOTAL 43.00 37.0

 

Well, tables are boring. Let’s look at some of the highlights of 2012:

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Blowing the insulation into the ceiling was certainly one of the highlights of the year and was done within one Easter weekend thanks to a helping hand from a good friend.

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The arrival of the stairs for the second story was certainly very much appreciated and the climbing up the ladder could finally stop making the rest of the works on the second floor much easier.

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The terrace towards the lake was also a welcome addition to complete the lake side of the Villa.

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Also the entryway with its rustic cabinet makes the whole villa just that little bit more welcoming…

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The kitchen is one of the other mega-projects completed in 2012.

The outdoor lamps bring light to the darkness of the winter.

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And so the year comes to an end. 2013 will be about building the bathroom and landscaping around the villa. But that’s for 2013… For now, Villa Linnea – covered by some 50 cm of snow – rests calmly waiting for the builder to return.

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